Embedded Software Engineer

Country/Region:  AU
State:  WA
City:  Perth
Job ID:  862

About Us


Fortescue is both a proud West Australian company and a global green solutions business. We are recognised for our culture, innovation and industry-leading development of infrastructure, mining assets and green energy initiatives.

Our Opportunity


Title: Embedded Software Engineer – Rail


Work location: Perth based (Redcliffe/Hazelmere)


Roster: 5/2 roster (Monday to Friday)


Key Responsibilities


In support of Fortescue’s strong focus on green energy and our carbon neutrality targets, one of our key initiatives will be in our Heavy Industry projects whereby we will develop and test a range of technologies to power our mining fleet and rail locomotives.

Based out our new Redcliffe and Hazelmere R&D facilities and reporting to the Heavy Industry Principal Embedded Systems, we are presently looking for an experienced Embedded Software Engineer.


Key accountabilities will include:


  • Join a versatile software team in developing a world-first product for the rail industry.
  • Design hardware and software architectures for distributed and real-time systems.
  • Promote a culture focused on quality and continuous improvement.
  • Contribute to the development and integration of standards, workflows and best practices.
  • Work closely with product owners and system leads in formalising system-level requirements and specifications.
  • Inform project scoping, planning and budgeting.


Qualifications and Experience


 Qualifications and skills required:


  • Experience in software development for real-time and distributed systems in industrial applications e.g. mining, marine, rail, road transport or similar.
  • Knowledge of embedded systems and experience developing in C/C++ .
  • Knowledge of software architecture design in distributed systems.
  • Understanding of network communications and protocols.
  • Experience in utilising software deployment strategies.
  • Experience with operating systems deployed in industrial edge computing e.g. QNX, SafeRTOS, Linux.
  • Skills relating to the full software development life cycle (documentation, requirements, testing, traceability).
  • Experience with software version control systems such as Git or SVN is essential.
  • Knowledge of model-based design and development utilising MathWorks products is an advantage (Simulink, Stateflow).
  • Experience with Functional Safety Rail SIL1, SIL2 rated software development is advantageous (EN50128 or equivalent).
  • A background in physics and mathematics is desirable.
  • Passion for identifying issues and discovering ways to fix them.
  • Ability to apply creative thinking to solve problems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Our Commitment


Fortescue is deeply committed to providing a safe culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, and values diversity. We celebrate individual strengths and team members from all backgrounds are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. Our global workforce drives and promotes an inclusive culture, both within our organisation and throughout the communities we interact with across the world. Diverse backgrounds include First Nations Peoples, people with differing abilities, LGBTIQ+ community, gender, neurodiverse, cultural diversity, all age groups, and those with an intersectional or multiple diverse characteristics. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.




Internal Candidates / Current Contractors please apply via Success Factors Careers Portal. For further information on how to apply please visit the Fortescue Hub. 


Fortescue reserves the right to close applications early should a suitable pool of candidates be identified. Fortescue will never contact you to ask for payment of any kind, whether directly or through a third party.